green building interface

Thriving Neighbourhoods workshop: Can decentralised district infrastructure accelerate sustainable building?
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Tuesday 13 November 2012. 11.00-12.30
Towards a framework for
integrated sustainable precincts
The green infrastructure – green building interface
Dr Rob Roggema, Senior Research Fellow, Swinburne University of Technology, [email protected]
This workshop is very timely: they want to
• Melbourne Planning Strategy
• Hot topics: globally
competitive, strong
communities, environmental
resilience, polycentric linked
to regions, 20 minute city,
infrastructure, leaderpartner-ship
• Today, you are offered the
chance to formulate your
sustainable contribution!
The building envelope
Building envelope
Maylands activity centre
Electricity and gas system
Peter Steele?
Can we bridge the building with
infrastructure and does it deliver
sustainable solutions?
• creating a framework in which synergies
between decentralised infrastructure and
buildings enhance sustainability
• opportunities and barriers
• new and redevelopment precinct scale
• decentralised district infrastructure
encourage green building?
Elements of district infrastructure
energy (neighbourhood scale)
renewable energy, smart grids
rainwater harvesting & stormwater storage
wastewater reuse
green infrastructure (open space, landscape, ecology)
recycling and composting, re-use
design of public spaces (squares, green space, streets)
social infrastructure (education, meeting, networks)
public transport/cycling infrastructure
… (much more)
• report
• goes to City of Melbourne (presentation),
reaction Melbourne let’s talk, part of conference
• academic paper(s) (who wants to join?)
Benefit of the workshop
• exchange knowledge and ideas
• understand
infrastructure can be integrated with buildings
• acknowledge
interface as a driver for urban planning
Hammarby Sjöstad (SWEDEN): integrated systems, related to the
individual building
District infrastructure systems: Waste to energy
facility for district heating, Wastewater treatment,
Central stormwater treatment. The model shows the
interaction between sewage and refuse processing
and energy provision
Sources: and
Vancouver’s Southeast False Creek (CANADA)
Neighbourhood Energy Utility (sewer heat recovery system) for space heating and domestic hot water
District stormwater treatment
CHP district heating, Solar, Community waste management, Comprehensive landscaping and
urban ecology plan
WesternHarbour (Västra Hamnen), MALMӦ (SWEDEN)
• Integrated waste treatment and combined heat and power (CHP) facilities
• Precinct wide renewable energy infrastructure
Masdar, Abu Dhabi
Solar energy, zerofossil, carbon neutral,
car free, zero waste,
Ecolonia: Alphen a/d Rijn
One of the oldest examples: water storage, energy saving, reduced car use, ecology
High density (100/ha, 600 dwellings), CHP, heat exchanger, urban agriculture, car free,
water storage and recycling
City or building?
Zuidkas (the south-greenhouse, Amsterdam Zuidas)
a rooftop-based ecosystem that stands to sustain and enrich the structure’s offices,
homes, school, and restaurants in addition to a park, a biogas electrical plant and retail
facilities (Architectenbureau Paul de Ruiter)
Workshop expectations
• Six key findings (solutions, strategies, measures) that your
group finds to be essential to realise sustainable
neighbourhoods. Divide in 3 barriers and 3 opportunities
• Provide your contribution to Melbourne Planning Strategy, as
an advise, based on your workshop debate and key findings
• These advises together we will combine into a framework at
the end of the workshop
• Every participant is asked to write down his/her two main
elements that ‘resonate’ on post-its
Use of case study: E-gate
Redevelopment: 23 ha, mixed use, residential, commercial,
higher densities, close to station, city link, green infrastructure
Building –
Point of Departure
framing tools
‘towards a framework…..’
IteratIve DesIgn Process
Performance tool
• 4 groups (infrastructure, planning, building,
• 11.10 Brainstorm, collect solutions, strategies
and measures, select six key findings (3+3)
• 12.00 report back (4x5 minutes)
• 12.20 building of framework
• 12.30 end (continue the discussion over lunch)
• Each group to appoint one reporter/presenter
and note-taker

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